Summer Feet

Summer is a happy time for our feet. So lovely after months of  being trapped inside boots, trainers and shoes. Here are some tips for keeping your feet happy and healthy. When cutting toe nails you cut across and don’t cut down the side of the nail. Ingrowing toe nails are very painful. Longer nails…

Karen Jones Reflexology

I am excited to announce I have changed my business name from Wellbeing Treatments to Karen Jones Reflexology. The name Wellbeing Treatments was originally used for my business as I wanted to explore other treatments as well as reflexology. I was also selling candles at this time so the name Wellbeing tied in nicely. However,…

Breathing for Stress and Anxiety

      When suffering with stress or anxiety it is important to look at how you are breathing. As part of the nervous system we have the sympathetic nervous system which is stimulated in the stress response and the parasympathetic system which is responsible for resting and regeneration. When in stress response, the sympathetic nervous system responds by breathing faster…

It’s Time To Find Balance

For many the New Year heralds a new start with new resolutions which work for some people. What we need to strive for is balance. The way forward is to make small changes which are easier to stick with. So rather than changing your whole diet, you could change one meal daily. Perhaps breakfast, instead…

Feeling Worn Out or Overwhelmed

We all end up feeling completely worn out or overwhelmed from time to time. It is a sign at these times that we need to start looking after number one.Listen to your alarm bells and pop the road humps in to help slow down as it is essential for our health and wellbeing. We end…

Observing Feet

  Observing feet some reflexologists believe that the different colours, shapes and temperature on the feet are indications of the physical and emotional health of the client. When a new client (or existing client) comes for a treatment after taking a full consultation I take a look at their feet. I use the following as a guide, which…

Hay Fever: Natural tips

If you are someone unlucky enough to suffer with hay fever or some form of rhinitis, around a quarter of the population do. You will have experienced sneezing, sniffling, itchy and watery eyes. For some people it starts around April or May depending upon your particular allergy ash, birch, grass, oak, plane and rape being the…

Empty Nest

So last week  the nest finally became empty as my youngest son moved out. I always remember an elderly lady admiring my first-born and saying enjoy it they grow up so fast, hard to believe at that stage but how right was she! Wow, what a blast the last 25 years have been including high’s…

Natural Organic Sunscreen

As an Independent Consultant for Neal’s Yard Remedies I was keen to try their natural organic sunscreen range. In the past I have experienced prickly heat which was thoroughly miserable together with heat rash both very unpleasant. So to put it to the test I went to The South of France for a couple of weeks! When…

Tips for a good night’s sleep

How often do you find that you are longing for a good night’s sleep. Without enough sleep you tend to be less alert, have memory problems and a lack of concentration. Making you feel more irritable, as small problems start to magnify themselves. It can also impact both your health and wellbeing. There can be…

Suffering from Morning Sickness

Within a few days of discovering or realising you are pregnant  nausea or sickness often commences, over half of all women experience this. This is a very good sign and is caused by a rise in your HcG hormone. This is not the same as hyperemesis gravidarum which is severe sickness as experienced by Kate…

Neck, Shoulder, Back Tension

So what is tension Tension comes about by holding our emotions inside our bodies. Some emotions can be embarrassing, painful or unpleasant as a result we can end up suppressing them as we don’t want to experience them as we don’t want family, partners, friends and the outside world to see them. This is often…

What do your feet say about you

  When carrying out a reflexology treatment for the first time  I am looking at the colour, temperature and shape of the feet, as this gives me a better understanding of the  person I am treating. Colour My experience is that I generally  see medium pink coloured feet. However, sometimes I see yellow feet which…

How will I feel after my Reflexology treatment

After your reflexology treatment you may feel thoroughly relaxed. You should experience calm and a feeling of well-being, as stress and tension are relieved and your circulation is improved leaving all the systems of your body functioning fully and in their natural state. To gain maximum benefit from your treatment Rest as much as possible…

The History of Reflexology

So where did reflexology originate from? Many different cultures and places independent of each other throughout history have had diffent forms of working on the feet to affect health including India, China, Far East, Egypt and Europe. Perhaps it even came about after our primitive ancestors ran and walked in bare feet over uneven ground…

Stress and Anxiety

  Most of us suffer with stress  its difficult to avoid living in a 24/7 culture as a result the roles women fill in society have changed. Some changes are very welcome, positive and empowering. However, many  have to combine being mother’s, partner’s, working full or part-time and are frequently under a lot of stress…

Post Natal Depression (PND)

  Is Post Natal Depression affecting you? You may have had a straight forward pregnancy and have bloomed throughout or perhaps a very difficult nine months. The same goes for labour very quick, straightforward and natural or long with intervention that had not been planned either way it can be a shock! Bringing home your…

So what exactly is reflexology

Reflexology is an ancient technique where the feet mirrors the body which are mapped out into areas called reflex points. As a reflexologist I use my thumbs and fingers to work the reflex points on either the feet or hands. I work the reflexes to bring a response to the corresponding part of the body.…

Congratulations On Your Pregnancy

How are you feeling now you are pregnant During pregnancy you may experience many different feelings on both an emotional and physical level. Emotionally, you may be having an unplanned pregnancy (a big shock I know!) or perhaps it has happened quicker than you thought it would, or you had got to the stage where…

My Miscarriage

 My Miscarriage I can understand and appreciate this sudden loss having experienced a miscarriage over 20 years ago.  Upon discovering that you are pregnant the delight, excitement then the devastation of all your hopes and dreams  being taken away through no fault of your own is incredibly difficult. At my scan around 18 weeks I…
Pregnancy

How can I get pregnant

This is a question that I get asked a lot, “how can I get pregnant?” The best thing you can do is to get yourself into the healthiest state possible. Make sure that you are a healthy weight, and eating as healthy as possible. Regular exercise can not only regulate you weight, help reduce stress…

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